Abstract

We report the use of nonlinear compression in a very large mode-area rod-type photonic crystal fiber. This fiber allows the use of high energy pulses in the few microjoule range. We demonstrate the compression of 4 μJ, 338 fs pulses from a fiber chirped pulse amplification (FCPA) system down to 49 fs, 41 MW peak power pulses at a repetition rate of 200 kHz with an average power of 400 mW. The nonlinear compression setup is composed of a 5-cm-long rod-type fiber and a pair of SF10 prisms. The system was optimized to obtain good temporal quality, with a temporal Strehl ration of 86 % for the compressed 49 fs pulses.

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2009 (3)

2008 (3)

2007 (1)

2004 (1)

2003 (1)

2000 (1)

T. Brabec and F. Krausz, "Intense few-cycle laser fields: Frontiers of nonlinear optics," Rev. Mod. Phys. 72, 545-591 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1984 (1)

Aguergaray, C.

Baggett, J. C.

Boudeile, J.

Boullet, J.

Brabec, T.

T. Brabec and F. Krausz, "Intense few-cycle laser fields: Frontiers of nonlinear optics," Rev. Mod. Phys. 72, 545-591 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Brunner, F.

Cormier, E.

Druon, F.

Eidam, T.

Furusawa, K.

Georges, P.

Goldner, P.

Hädrich, S.

Hanna, M.

Huang, L.

Innerhofer, E.

Keller, U.

Krausz, F.

T. Brabec and F. Krausz, "Intense few-cycle laser fields: Frontiers of nonlinear optics," Rev. Mod. Phys. 72, 545-591 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Limpert, J.

Martial, I.

Monro, T. M.

Mottay, E.

Papadopoulos, D.

Papadopoulos, D. N.

D. N. Papadopoulos, F. Druon, J. Boudeile, I. Martial, M. Hanna, P. Georges, P. O. Petit, P. Goldner, and B. Viana, "Low-repetition-rate femtosecond operation in extended-cavity mode-locked Yb:CALGO laser," Opt. Lett. 34, 196-198 (2009),
[CrossRef]

D. N. Papadopoulos, M. Hanna, F. Druon, and P. Georges, "Compensation of Gain Narrowing by Self-Phase Modulation in High-Energy Ultrafast Fiber Chirped-Pulse Amplifiers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 182-186 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Paschotta, R.

Petit, P. O.

Richardson, D. J.

Roser, F.

T. Eidam, F. Roser, O. Schmidt, J. Limpert, and A. Tunnermann, "57 W, 27 fs pulses from a fiber laser system using nonlinear compression," Appl. Phys. B 92, 9-12 (2008).
[CrossRef]

F. Roser, T. Eidam, J. Rothhardt, O. Schmidt, D. N. Schimpf, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, "Millijoule pulse energy high repetition rate femtosecond fiber chirped-pulse amplification system," Opt. Lett. 32, 3495-3497 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Rothhardt, J.

Schimpf, D. N.

Schmidt, O.

T. Eidam, F. Roser, O. Schmidt, J. Limpert, and A. Tunnermann, "57 W, 27 fs pulses from a fiber laser system using nonlinear compression," Appl. Phys. B 92, 9-12 (2008).
[CrossRef]

F. Roser, T. Eidam, J. Rothhardt, O. Schmidt, D. N. Schimpf, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, "Millijoule pulse energy high repetition rate femtosecond fiber chirped-pulse amplification system," Opt. Lett. 32, 3495-3497 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Shank, C. V.

Stolen, R. H.

Südmeyer, T.

Tomlinson, W. J.

Tunnermann, A.

T. Eidam, F. Roser, O. Schmidt, J. Limpert, and A. Tunnermann, "57 W, 27 fs pulses from a fiber laser system using nonlinear compression," Appl. Phys. B 92, 9-12 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Tünnermann, A.

Viana, B.

Zaouter, Y.

Appl. Phys. B (1)

T. Eidam, F. Roser, O. Schmidt, J. Limpert, and A. Tunnermann, "57 W, 27 fs pulses from a fiber laser system using nonlinear compression," Appl. Phys. B 92, 9-12 (2008).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

D. N. Papadopoulos, M. Hanna, F. Druon, and P. Georges, "Compensation of Gain Narrowing by Self-Phase Modulation in High-Energy Ultrafast Fiber Chirped-Pulse Amplifiers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 182-186 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Rev. Mod. Phys. (1)

T. Brabec and F. Krausz, "Intense few-cycle laser fields: Frontiers of nonlinear optics," Rev. Mod. Phys. 72, 545-591 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber (Optics Academic Press, 2006).

R. Trebino, Frequency-Resolved Optical Gating : The Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses (K. A. Publisher, ed. Atlanta, 2000)

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